Sunday in Outer Blogness: Surviving Edition!

I’m looking forward to hearing what happens at the Pride Parade, especially considering the controversy! If it’s not too late, here‘s a guide for straight allies. Sometimes marriage comes just in time!!

Yet sometimes surviving is a bit more complex. Whether you’re surviving a new culture, a religious upbringing and a faith transition, coming out as a gay-Mormon athlete, or depression as a missionary.

In theology, the problem with obedience and God-given rights, why atheist and not agnostic, and is tithing for salvation really a voluntary gift?

In child-rearing fun, a beautiful homemade kitchen set, trying to find some dirty lyrics, donate your old palm-pilots, BYU as Pride and Prejudice without the sex, watch your sons’ showers, and is the Bible really appropriate for kids? Less cute, adult men interviewing young girls about “morality” and a month of lessons about “the prisethood” for young feminists as well as other gender inequality. Yet, crazily, things are better in the real world.

In other Mormon fun, we have moving back to the jello belt, the ten commandments of the Internet, converting to Mormonism because of the Book of Mormon (the Musical), Provo as a bikers paradise, and are you playing Monopoly with the wrong rules?

By this time next week I will have seen the “Book of Mormon” — the musical!! I hope you have an exciting week planned as well!!


C. L. Hanson is the friendly Swiss-French-American ExMormon atheist mom living in Switzerland! Follow me on mastadon at or see "letters from a broad" for further adventures!!

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5 Responses

  1. wry says:

    SO wish I was going to the BoM musical with you guys!! 🙁

  2. chanson says:

    I wish you were coming too!!!

  3. Andrew says:

    Hey, hey… thanks for the Palm Pilot shout out!

  4. chanson says:

    @3 No problem — I hope you get lots of them!

  5. Alan says:

    The Pride controversy seems to be that some Boy Scouts decided to wear their uniforms, when “taking a position on social issues” is supposedly prohibited in the BSA. Ridiculous.

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